Language Practice for Teachers 2 (Nyelvfejlesztés tanároknak 2.) in spring 2015
Halápi Magdolna, Wed 10:15–11:45, R 440, host: DELP (R301)
2-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: TANM-ANG-101
description & set texts
One of the main aims of this course is to further develop participants’ language competence so that they can be confident users of the language in a communicative classroom. The other major aim is to work on the language needs required for on-going professional development. Objectives In line with the above, by the end of the course participants will - become better at making English the language of communication in the classroom - improve their presentation and story-telling skills needed in the classroom - have a range of strategies for giving feedback to students’ oral and written work - become more precise and expressive at describing learners and what goes on in the classroom - build on the skills needed to engage in professional discussions with colleagues - become better at giving presentations at professional events - become better at understanding professional literature - improve their professional writing skills The main content areas / tasks will include a selection of the following: -Vocabulary: advanced vocabulary building -Writing letters of application, reference letters for students, reflective and argumentative essays and reports -Collecting, sharing and discussing useful sites + teaching materials for teachers -Presenting your side of the argument, responding to others’ arguments, leading a discussion -Talking about learning, success and failure, describing students, describing stages of group dynamics -Exam preparation
requirements & assessment
Students are required to attend regularly, and participate fully in discussions and activities. They will be asked to give a presentation and lead the follow-up discussion, and submit a number of written assignments. They should prepare thoroughly for all classes. Assessment will be based on attendance and participation, in-class presentation and a Portfolio of written assignments.